focus-ratings-mornoing newsGood morning...


A decent number of races today.

And some of the racing actually looks pretty decent.

The fields are bigger than I would expect but...

You can't have everything.

I do have to admit that...

Yesterday I held my breath from about 7 am until the results for the only Place Profits selection came in at 6:15 pm.

I managed to do so (although I almost passed out a couple of times) but it was worth the effort as our selection came third...

And, thus, was a win for us.

Focus Ratings

focusA nice return to form for Focus Ratings yesterday.

And, yet another day where it was profitable to blindly back the top rated horse in every race...

Not that I would recommend that.

Here are the results in the Traffic Light Results PDF format... Yesterday's Traffic Light Results

Anyway, I'll get to that, firstly let's get on and take a quick look at yesterday's results in more detail....

Yesterday's Results

Yesterday's Results, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 23.08%.

Yesterday's Live Ratings, show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 24.14%.

Yesterday's - Link to Follow - results for All Races (including previously unrated races), show a strike rate (for our top rated horse) of 18.75% from all 32 Races (including previously unrated races.)

The Overall Profit Index. If you had blindly backed every top three rated horse in all of the races you would have had 96.91 units returned to 83 units staked. The Overall Profit Index was, thus, 16.76%

Top Rated Horse - There were 6 winners from the top rated horses from 26 Races. If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 27.45 units returned to 26 units staked. The Top Rated Profit Index was, thus, 5.58%

2nd Rated Horse - There were 4 winners from the second rated horses from 28 Races. If you had blindly backed the 2nd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 23.76 units returned to 28 units staked. The 2nd Rated Profit Index was, thus, -15.14%

3rd Rated Horse - There were 5 winners from the third rated horses from 29 Races. If you had blindly backed the 3rd rated horse in all of the races you would have had 45.7 units returned to 29 units staked. The 3rd Rated Profit Index was, thus, 57.59%

Non Handicap Races - Top Rated Horse - There were 8 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 2 Top Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for Top Rated Horses) was 25%

Top Rated Horse - If you had blindly backed the top rated horse in all of the races you would have had 8.62 units returned to 8 units staked. The Top Rated Non-Handicap Profit Index was, thus, 7.75%

Non Handicap Races - Top Three Rated Horses - There were 8 non-handicap races yesterday. From these races there were 5 Top Three Rated winners. Thus, the Strike Rate (for the Top Three Rated Horses) was 62.5%


There was 1 forecast yesterday.

Wolverhampton (AW) 21:00:00 - The CSF paid £16.12

Investment Betting

We had two Investment Betting selections yesterday...

Leopardstown - 14:00 - Iberia - 3rd
Leopardstown - 14:30 - Peace Charter - 5th
Leopardstown - 15:00 - Year of the Tiger - PU

EarlyBird Ratings

ebThere were no EarlyBird selections yesterday...

Although we have 6 for today.

We are currently running at a 27% strike rate for Diamonds and Gold selections since the return of racing,

With 6.27 points (BSP assuming a 2% commission) returned to the 11 points staked.

Focus Ratings members can subscribe to these selections for free,

Just send me a mail and I'll set it up.

The selections normally come out about 5:30pm the evening before the day of the race. members - if you wish to receive the EarlyBird Ratings Diamond and Gold selections until the racing settles down and we start getting Place Profits selections again, just email me and I'll put you on the list.

You can see the independently proofed results for the EarlyBird Ratings Diamonds and Gold selections here...

Compass Ratings

Compass-RatingsThere are 9 races today at Happy Valley.

I've had a quick look at them and they all look good to rate.

The links to today's ratings at Happy Valley are...

Top 3 Rated -

All horses -

Spotlight Ratings

spotlight-ratingsThere are Group, Graded and Listed races at Chantilly today.

Now, I'm running behind today but...

The ratings for those races will be here at about 9am...

As these are early afternoon races (for me) I may just have to decamp to the PMU this afternoon, sit on the terrace and work from there.

It's a hard job but someones got to do it.

Ante Post Ratings

27e164c0767bb5fcf74c98f871ba8524--gold-chains-operaLater this week I shall be rating (well in advance) any decent races that need to be rated as part of my Ante Post Ratings service.

Obviously, you as Focus Ratings members will get access to these ratings for free.

Now, I anticipate that I should be able to produce Ante Post Ratings for all big race entries about month before the race.

I'll be updating you early next week on how to access Ante Post Ratings.

Place Profits

There was one Place Profits selection yesterday.

Chelmsford - 18:15 - Portugueseprincess - 3rd (1.63 BSP Place)

Although it came third...

Obviously, that was a win for us.

This makes it 4 wins, 6 seconds and 1 third from the last 12 races (taking the 2 non-runners into account.)

Something to make you smile...

A Labour politician, a BBC TV reporter and a British SAS soldier were captured by ISIS...

They were, as usual, sentenced to death by beheading.

Unexpectedly, the ISIS leader said they could have one last request before their sentence was carried out...

The Labour politician asked to hear a rendering of "Keep the Red Flag Flying Here".

The BBC TV reporter asked that the beheading be televised so that even when she was dead, her face was still on TV.

The British SAS soldier asked to be kicked three times in the arse hard.

As the SAS soldiers request was unusual, ISIS decided to carry his request out first.

As the kick landed, the SAS soldier pulled a hidden 9mm Glock pistol out of his smock, shot three terrorists dead.

He then grabbed one of the fallen terrorists AK47s and shot dead the rest of the terrorists.

The other two prisoners were amazed, and asked why he requested to be kicked three times before he drew his weapon.

"Because" said the soldier "When we get back to the UK. I don't want you fucking pair of politically correct clowns saying it was an "unprovoked attack"...

A French man, a British man and a Spanish man are caught stealing in a foreign country.

They are prosecuted and the judge sentences them all to 100 lashes each. However he wants to look lenient in the eyes of their respective countries so he reduces the lashes to twenty and allows them to have two requests each before being lashed.

The Spanish is first to be lashed and requests a bottle of tequila and a pillow strapped to his back. They let him drink the tequila and strap the pillow to his back and then commence the lashes. After 5 lashes the pillow breaks and they keep lashing him. After the 20 lashes he's bawling and his back is horribly scarred. They haul him away to be sent back to Spain.

The French man is next and he requests two pillows (one per request). After 10 lashes the pillows break and they continue with the next 10. By the end he's also horribly scarred and bawling, but not as bad as the Spanish guy.

While they are hauling off the French guy the judge turns to the Brit and says "Well it's your turn now. What do you request?"

The British man responds "First I want the original punishment of 100 lashes. I don't believe I should get off easy."

The Judge yells "You're crazy! why would you do that?"

The Brit responds "Because my next request is to have the French man strapped to my back."


Shortly after a British Airlines flight had reached its cruising altitude, the captain announced: "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain. Welcome to Flight 293, non-stop from London Heathrow to New York. The weather ahead is good, so we should have an uneventful flight. So, sit back, relax, and...


Silence followed..... complete silence...

Some moments later, the captain came back on the intercom.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm sorry if I scared you. While I was talking to you, a flight attendant accidentally spilled hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!"

From the back of the plane, an Irish passenger yelled “For the luvva Jaysus, you should see the back of mine!"

A British doctor says...

A British doctor says: "In Britain, medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man's liver, put it in another man, and in 6 weeks, he is looking for a job."

The German doctor says: "That's nothing,
in Germany we took part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for a job."

The Russian doctor says: "Gentlemen, we took half a heart from a man, put it in another's chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for a job."

The American doctor laughs: "You are all behind us. A few months ago, we took a man with no brain, no heart, and no liver and made him President.

Now, the whole country is looking for a job!"

In the darkest hours of World War II, a British Commando unit was waiting to go behind enemy lines into Norway.

During the planning of the mission, it was decided that their rifles would need protective covers against the extreme cold of Norway. The contract to manufacture the covers was given to a pharmaceutical company that also manufactured condoms.

Before the Commandos deployed, Winston Churchill personally inspected them. He was shown a box of the newly-made protective covers. "Won't do," he said gruffly.

The Prime Minister searched through all of the other boxes. "No, won't do at all."

"But sir!" protested the mission commander. "They're exactly the right size for the rifles! Ten-and-a-half inches!"

"Labels," replied the Prime Minister cryptically.

"Labels, sir?"

"Labels," confirmed Churchill. "I want every one of these boxes labelled with 'British, Size: Medium'. If anyone's captured, we'll show the Jerries who's the bloody Master Race."

There were three POWs together in a British prison in the Second World War, a German, a Japanese, and an Italian.

The British began by torturing the German. After long hours of silence infected by bloodcurdling screams, he talked, and was sent back to the prison, ashamed. He told the others what he had done and urged them to be stronger than he was.

They next began torturing the Japanese man. Through all the pain and agony, he stayed strong for three days, but in the end, talked. He was sent back to the prison, having brought shame to himself, his family, and his country.

They finally sent in the Italian. For an unending three weeks, they tortured him, until they realized if they did anything else to the poor man, he would die, so they sent him back. When he got back to the prison cell bloody and battered, the other POWs asked him, "So? Did you talk?"

"How could I talk with my hands tied behind my back?"



Whatever you are up to today...

Stay safe and healthy.

As always...

My kindest regards



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